April 22, 2019
Find Out Easy Ways To Utilize Public Health Right On Campus
Public health is a way of preventing people from becoming sick by promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities in which they live. Opportunities to practice public health surround us at all times and making the choice to utilize these resources can benefit not only yourself, but everyone around you.
There are many ways to practice public health at UNH including:
Using Public Transportation, Walking or Biking ... Read More
April 9, 2019
Why Students Are Facing Psychological Problems
Young adults, especially college students (aged 18-24) are the most common group of people to struggle from psychological problems. The two most common psychological problems found on college campuses are anxiety and depression. Psychological problems have always been relevant in our society, but up until a decade or so ago, there has been a significant rise in the numbers of those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that... Read More
April 2, 2019
How To Explore & Get Off Campus
Are you interested in getting off of campus and exploring the outdoors with other UNH students? If so, then checkout the programs offered by the Hamel Recreation Center. During the weekdays and the weekends, Hamel Rec offers a variety of programs for students to take advantage of. Whether you’re interested in Surfing, Water Tours, Backpacking/ Overnights, Full Day Hikes, Ice Climbing, Rock Climbing, or Telemark Skiing, Hamel Rec offers nearly any adventure... Read More
March 27, 2019
Tips And Tricks For Healthy Internet Searching
You start seeing a reoccurring, itchy rash on your foot, and you aren’t sure where it came from or when it got there. After about a week, it doesn’t go away and it just starts to get worse. You’re looking for an immediate solution to your problem, so, what do you do? You could call your doctor and schedule an appointment, but that puts you at least a few hours out. Or, to make things easier, you could just type “itchy foot rashes” into Google.... Read More
March 21, 2019
Find Out Why The U.S. Should Be Funding a National Institute of Nutrition
According to researchers at Tufts University, poor eating can cause as many as 1000 deaths per day and cost the U.S. over $1 Trillion in health care spending in the year 2016. So, why are we not focusing our research and concentrations towards bettering the nutrition of Americans? A lot of questions regarding what a “healthy diet” is are unanswered. This is why the United States should focus research and fund an institute... Read More
February 26, 2019
Does What You Eat Contribute To Your Psychological Well-Being?
According to a recent study done by The Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center in California, adults who tend to consume food considered unhealthy were also more likely to show signs of psychological distress than those who eat healthy.
For this study, there were over 240,000 phone surveys conducted across various parts of California. The surveys took place between the years 2005 and 2015. This was done through the... Read More
February 25, 2019
Why You Should Choose Generic Drugs
When you go to purchase over the counter medication, we all have faced the problem of do we buy the brand name or the generic version? People tend to be more inclined to purchase the nicely designed boxes of brand name drugs, as opposed to the relatively plain boxes of generic. There are a lot of misconceptions associated with generic drugs:
Lack of quality. However, generic drugs are exactly the same as their brand name counterparts.
Effectiveness. Generic... Read More
February 19, 2019
Take A Walk Outside To Better Your Mental State
Humans have become increasingly urbanized and according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, “urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness”. In order to combat this, people are looking towards nature.
In various surveys, people self-reported that they had decreased feelings of stress, anxiety and depression after exposure to nature. Through research by Dr. Gregory Bratman of... Read More
February 6, 2019
How To Take Charge Of Your Healthcare
Up until a few years ago, health care patients weren’t able to easily access their care plan, nor were they able to say their input. This resulted in patients putting in lots of trust towards their employer, government, health plan, and providers. However, just recently, more and more consumers are becoming informed of the plans being made available to them. This gives their employer and the government less control, allowing them to start taking charge of... Read More
February 4, 2019
How To Beat The Winter Blues Instead Of Hibernating
Although the holiday season has come to an end, the winter season seems like it’s just beginning. When it gets dark out early, and its bitterly cold outside, sometimes it’s hard to gain motivation to do something. Until warmer months approach us, here are some ideas to keep in mind while trying to beat the cold weather blues.
Exercise by joining a gym class, or doing yoga while watching TV. Exercising can help increase your levels of... Read More